Bosnian Diaspora- Susana Koric with Danica Anderson
In May 2009, Susana Koric came to Washington State with her husband to see her youngest son. The trip was sponsored by the Kolo:WCCC. Danica and Susana share a sister kinship with each other. Dayana (Dayo) Anderson-Danica's daughter on trip to Seattle with Susana
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Posted Monday, December 21, 2009, 02:07 PM
Bosnian Diaspora is Global:
"Australian government figures in 1996 estimated the number of people of Bosnian background in the country at almost 10,000.
By far most of them came to Australia between 1991 and 1996, years of the Balkan War.
The conflict, which started in April of 1992, left an estimated 200,000 people dead and more than 2,000,000 refugees.
Bosnians who migrated to Australia as a result of the war came from Muslim, Orthodox and Catholic backgrounds. They left communities linked by a strong tradition of inter-ethnic and inter-faith marriages, particularly in the cities.
Australia, along with Western Europe, the US and Canada has inherited this history as part of the Bosnian diaspora, a network of migrant communities that did not exist before the Balkan War of the 1990s.
The SBS Bosnian Language Program attempts to support and stimulate community activities to help keep the Bosnian identity and culture alive and also to provide vital settlement information.
The Bosnian migrant population is largely a young group. Only 15 per cent are over 50 years of age."